Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -0°C

Search

Christchurch Park reopens following hunt for weapon wielding attacker

PUBLISHED: 09:04 06 August 2018

Police in Christchurch Park (stock image) Picture:: ARCHANT

Police in Christchurch Park (stock image) Picture:: ARCHANT

An Ipswich park has reopened following reports that a weapon attack left its victim with serious injuries yesterday evening.

Suffolk police closed Christchurch Park following reports of an assault, which is alleged to have happened at around 5.40pm yesterday, Sunday, August 5.

Officers had received reports of an altercation between two people who were known to each other.

One of the people was initially reported to have suffered a potentially serious injury, inflicted by a weapon.

However, on arrival to the park, officers could not locate the victim or the suspect, though both were potentially still in the park.

“Officers closed the park in order to conduct a thorough search,” a spokesman added.

“The victim has now been located and has not sustained any serious injuries.”

“Enquiries are currently ongoing to locate and identify the suspect.”

A spokesman confirmed this morning that Christchurch Park had reopened to the public from around 8pm last night and that the search was no longer focussed in the area.

Anyone who has witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident reference 289 of August 5.

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A man from north Essex has lost his appeal against a drug driving conviction after he was found to be 13 times over the limit.

After suffering from a heart attack ten years ago, Davide Gasparin recalls being struck by a terrible fear that the same thing might happen again.

Train services between Ipswich and Cambridge will be delayed for up to 40 minutes due to a trespassing incident.

An Essex man is due in court in connection with a number of serious offences committed in Chelmsford, Maldon and Shoebury.

While most people tend to think of online offers when they think of Black Friday deals, some independent stores in Ipswich are also getting in on the act this year too.

Heart patients were all aglow and bursting with pride as they were awarded a highly prestigious award.

Get your hands on a Christmas tree from the same company which have suppled 10 Downing Street in previous years.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24